Succession props rake in nearly $1 million at auction – including $28k for an infamous Burberry bag


Memorabilia from HBO’s hit show Succession headed to auction over the weekend via US Heritage Auctions – and raked in a total of US$627,000 (AU$945,000).
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 14: (L-R) Sarah Snook, Matthew Macfadyen, Kevin J. Messick, Jesse Armstrong, Nicholas Braun, and Kieran Culkin, winners of the Best Drama Series Award for ‘Succession,’ pose in the press room during the 29th Annual Critics Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 14, 2024 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Critics Choice Association)

The ‘ludicrously capacious’ Burberry bag worn to a family event in the show, mocked for its huge size, is now carrying, who knows? Perhaps flat shoes for the subway? But for another, somewhere in the world, who picked it up for a whopping US$18,750 ($28,260) over the weekend.

It joined a long list of 236 items from the set of the hit show, Succession, that were auctioned off by US Heritage Auctions. Character Roman Roy’s cue cards for his eulogy at Logan Roy’s – his father’s – funeral fetched a whopping US$25,000 ($37,650), while the scorpion paperweight gifted to Shiv Roy sold for US$10,000.

The statement Shiv delivered to the media upon Logan’s death in season four also fetched US$17,500. And fans went wild for Kendall Roy’s props too – a Prada suit he wore sold for US$7,500 and his – fictional – Forbes cover issue (complete with the headline, The heir with the flair) also went under the hammer.

Kendall’s fictional Forbes cover was also up for grabs. Image: Heritage Auctions

More than 2,000 bidders participated worldwide, and the event was a complete sell-out, with most lots sparking bidding wars, Heritage confirmed. The auction, which followed the Golden Globes, where the show picked up four awards including best TV drama series, lasted just three hours.

“We could not be more pleased with Saturday’s auction, and we’re sure those taking home a piece of the Roy legacy will feel the same way,” Jax Strobel, Heritage Screenbid’s managing director, said.

Roys go out on top
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 15: Jesse Armstrong accepts the Outstanding Drama Series award for “Succession” onstage during the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards at Peacock Theater on January 15, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Monica Schipper/WireImage)

“Succession” concluded its fourth and final season in a triumphant manner, securing six Emmys on Monday night, including the most prestigious award. For the second year in a row, and third season consecutively, the acclaimed HBO series won the award for outstanding drama series.

Australia’s very own Sarah Snook continued her hot streak, picking up the Emmy for Best Actress in a Drama Series. Meanwhile, Kieran Culkin beat out his Succession co-stars Brian Cox (Logan Roy) and Jeremy Strong (Kendall Roy).

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